GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Feb 2019, 14:40

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Valentine's day SALE is on! 25% off.

     February 18, 2019

     February 18, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    We don’t care what your relationship status this year - we love you just the way you are. AND we want you to crush the GMAT!
  • Get FREE Daily Quiz for 2 months

     February 18, 2019

     February 18, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Buy "All-In-One Standard ($149)", get free Daily quiz (2 mon). Coupon code : SPECIAL

That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2010
Posts: 42
That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 05 Feb 2019, 09:12
1
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

65% (01:25) correct 35% (01:41) wrong based on 98 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault: researcher Sam Daniels, one of the leading experts on the virus, reported a quarter-century ago that the virus was effectively contained and that no action beyond education was necessary.


A. That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault

B. That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued to be at fault

C. It cannot plausibly be argued that it is the fault of individuals who were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence

D. It cannot plausibly be argued that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence

E. The fact that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued

Originally posted by zest4mba on 18 Feb 2010, 21:06.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Feb 2019, 09:12, edited 2 times in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and added the OA.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 04 Feb 2010
Posts: 15
Location: Rockville,MD
Schools: Kellog,Georgetown,OSU
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2010, 21:39
I think the answer is D because first two (A &B) are not matching (That many individuals). E seems too wordy.
So, C and D could be the answer. But C has it is the fault which seems wordy. So, my final answer is D.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2009
Posts: 256
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2010, 21:43
My pic is D

I read this sentence like this :-

researcher Sam Daniels, one of the leading experts on the virus, reported a quarter-century ago that the virus was effectively contained and that no action beyond education was necessary.So,It cannot plausibly be argued that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence
_________________

Always tag your question

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2010
Posts: 42
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2010, 05:19
Thanks guys . D is indeed right. Do u think that this is a tough one ??

Posted from my mobile device
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 485
WE 1: Investment Banking - 6yrs
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2010, 05:27
It was tough for me and took time (2 mins).
I picked D, though.

same reasoning as, bgrocker79
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 13 Dec 2009
Posts: 64
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2010, 13:11
zest4mba wrote:
Can someone explain how to tackle this one

That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault: researcher Sam Daniels, one of the leading experts on the virus, reported a quarter-century ago that the virus was effectively contained and that no action beyond education was necessary.

1)That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault

2)That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued to be at fault

3)It cannot plausibly be argued that it is the fault of individuals who were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence

4)It cannot plausibly be argued that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence

5)The fact that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued


My answer is also D.
A and B have an awkward construction. When a sentence begins with "That....is (or do) something...." it almost always should be changed with "It....that...".
E is wordy and difficult to understand because there is a long modifier between "The fact..." and "...cannot be plausibly understand."
C is wordy compared to D: "...it is the fault of individuals..." vs "...individuals are at fault..".
Thus, we have D.
I think the question is difficult enough and takes some efforts to find the correct answer. :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Not afraid of failures, disappointments, and falls.
Joined: 20 Jan 2010
Posts: 263
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
WE: Operations (Telecommunications)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2010, 14:01
1
I picked D just read it in reverse, only D makes sense. A & B are because of "that many individuals......an not plausibly be argued that it is" is awkward, instead it should come before plausibly be argued that
C is wordy as compared to D so out.
In E unnecessary addition of "the fact that"

So it leaves D as a best choice.
_________________

"I choose to rise after every fall"
Target=770
http://challengemba.blogspot.com
Kudos??

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1134
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Apr 2011, 14:20
+1 D

The first "it" is a placeholder.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 219
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Apr 2011, 14:59
zest4mba wrote:
Thanks guys . D is indeed right. Do u think that this is a tough one ??

Posted from my mobile device



woah!! D makes sense ... but "wordy but correct" option caught my eye first ... any good trick to get these correct .. may be not!!
_________________

Good Luck!!!

***Help and be helped!!!****

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2011
Posts: 225
Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: HBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Apr 2011, 21:58
"C. It cannot plausibly be argued that it is the fault of individuals who were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence"

C is wrong not only because it is wordy - it is gramatically incorrect as well.
I think for C to be correct it will have to replace 'who' with 'that' - "It cannot plausibly be argued that it is the fault of individuals that they were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence"
In the current form the sentence doesnt complete the meaning - it says who is at fault but it doesnt say what is the fault(that they were not vaccinated)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2011
Posts: 63
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Apr 2011, 03:01
does anyone feel that "for not receiving vaccination" in option D is slightly changing the meaning of original
"were not vaccinated" vs "for not receiving vaccination"?
any thoughts?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: It's "Go" Time.......
Affiliations: N.C.C.
Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 144
Location: India
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2011, 16:48
Got "D" in 1:32
Explanations are next to each option
zest4mba wrote:
Can someone explain how to tackle this one

That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault: researcher Sam Daniels, one of the leading experts on the virus, reported a quarter-century ago that the virus was effectively contained and that no action beyond education was necessary.

1)That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued that it is their fault Too ambiguous, also it uses passive voice where it is not needed

2)That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued to be at fault Wrong use of passive voice "were not vaccinated"

3)It cannot plausibly be argued that it is the fault of individuals who were not vaccinated against the virus before its resurgence "very close to the correct choice only odd against it is that it uses passive voice"

4)It cannot plausibly be argued that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence "Best choice"

5)The fact that individuals are at fault for not receiving vaccination against the virus before its resurgence cannot plausibly be argued
"Subject-The fact & verb-can be argued are far apart not an ideal choice"
_________________

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

He who knows when he can fight & when He can't will be victorious.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: Preparing for the 1st shot!
Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Posts: 3
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Accounting
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jul 2013, 22:54
got it correct in 0:54.
A & B felt awkward to me.
Although 'It' in c is correctly used but 'it is the fault of individuals' is kinda wordy.
D:correct because - clear, concise and idiomatically correct.
E:wrong cos 'individuals are at fault' is not a fact.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2013, 11:34
A,B - We need "The Fact or something which postpones the use of 'that' ".

We are left with C,D, and E

We need to specify the fault of individuals for not receiving vaccination. We don't need to describe the individuals as people who were not vaccinated. Hence we can omit C and E.

D- Correctly specifies that 'act of not receiving vaccination is not the fault of individuals'
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3636
Premium Member
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Feb 2019, 06:36
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its   [#permalink] 05 Feb 2019, 06:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by

That many individuals were not vaccinated against the virus before its

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.